Lahore: Pakistan`s banned pacer, Mohammad Aamir has apparently admitted for the first time his guilt in the spot-fixing scandal and apologised for his actions. According to well-informed sources, Aamir has spoken in detail to former England captain, Mike Atherton in an interview to Sky Sports, about the spot-fixing scandal and his role in it.
"What is interesting is that Aamir spells out the reasons and channels through which he got entangled in the scandal and apparently admits he has learnt from his mistakes and will not repeat them again," a source said.
"He has basically admitted he was wrong in what he did and feels ashamed over his actions and involvement in the scandal and the way he let cricket community and Pakistani nation down," the source added.
The interview was apparently conducted while Aamir was in London after serving three months in a youth detention centre after being found guilty of spot-fixing by a Crown Court there. The youngster who was considered one of world cricket`s brightest young pacers, has yet to apologise publicly and admit his guilt despite returning to Pakistan a few weeks back.
Since returning home with his legal counsel, Aamir has shunned the Pakistani media and has not given any statements or interviews. The pacer was convicted along with teammates, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif for involvement in the spot-fixing scandal during the Lord`s Test in 2010. The three accused were given different jail terms.
Aamir was sentenced for six months, but was released in February due to good behaviour after serving half his sentence, while the other two are still serving their terms.